Singer Bob Dylan faces a lawsuit for allegedly grooming a 12-year-old girl for several weeks, feeding her alcohol and drugs, and abusing her.
According to the 13-page complaint filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, the now 65-year-old woman from Connecticut says the incident happened in 1965.
The singer, now 81, would’ve been 23 at the time he allegedly groomed the girl and left her ‘scarred and psychologically damaged to this day,’ the lawsuit says.
A spokesperson for Dylan told Page Six: “This 56-year-old claim is untrue and will be vigorously defended.”
The woman also claims some of the alleged incidents occurred at Dylan’s apartment in the Chelsea Hotel.
“Bob Dylan, over a six-week period between April and May of 1965 befriended and established an emotional connection with the plaintiff,” the lawsuit reads.
The singer allegedly “exploited his status as a musician” to provide the woman with “alcohol and drugs and sexually abuse her multiple times,” it continues.
It also claims that Dylan established a “connection” to lower (the woman’s) inhibitions with the object of sexually abusing her, which he did, coupled with the provision of drugs, alcohol and threats of physical violence, leaving her emotionally scarred and psychologically damaged to this day.”
“J.C. (the woman) sustained physical and psychological injuries, including but not limited to, severe emotional and psychological distress, humiliation, fright, disassociation, anger, depression, anxiety, personal turmoil and loss of faith, a severe shock to her nervous system, physical pain and mental anguish, and emotional and psychological damage.”
The lawsuit claims assault, emotional distress, battery and false imprisonment.
The effects of the alleged incident “are of a permanent and lasting natures and have incapacitated plaintiff from attending her regular activities,” it adds.
J.C.’s attorney, Daniel Isaacs, told Page Six that “the complaint speaks for itself.”
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